Cherry Creek - Upper

Cherry Creek, California, US



Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-UCC 1.00 - 2.00 ft V+ 01h17m 3.27 ft (too high)

River Description

A true classic and a three day adventure, including the 12 mile hike in through Styx Pass. This creek takes you through a granite gorge in the High Sierras.

Take Out: This run is an hour from Tuolumne City. From Tuolomne City take FS14 towards Cherry Lake where the takeout is.

Other Information Sources:
Nick Wigston's trip report on
Ben Coleman has a report from 2005.
Phil Boyer trip report from 2006

Here is a video from Bobby Miller's trip back in 2005. The Upper Cherry section is from 6:57 to the end of the video.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-09-02 02:19:13

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 5 2016 (925 days ago)
Jarred JackmanDetails This video is the quintessential video for Upper Cherry. The others are
fine but this actually outlines more of the safety aspects and issues a person needs to take into
account when putting onto a run such as this.